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Byron can see the future: Just a few maddening seconds, never enough to change anything.

It’s a curse she’s been running from for years. Just like she ran away from home where her mother died the day she was born. Where her father blamed her.

But when her father dies suddenly, Byron is finally able to come home. A quick visit, she thinks—collect her inheritance, say hello to her childhood best friend, Chase, and be gone before morning. Except Chase is missing…and no one seems to be looking for her.

Desperate to find her friend, Byron instead uncovers a pattern of young women who’ve vanished from this town over the years—a pattern that points to her dead parents, and to the mysterious source of her visions. Now, with a kidnapper closing in, Byron must learn to break her curse and change the future she’s seen. Her life—and Chase’s—depends on it.


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“A riveting thriller with a provocative central mystery…Byron’s story is as searing as her welding torch.”
~Holly M. Wendt, author of "The Bolton Strid" and "The Rogers Ladder"

Praise for Michael's award-nominated Rafael Ward series:

"A darker, more developed Indiana Jones"

--Amazon Review

"A fascinating dystopian tale from one of speculative fiction's rising stars"

--C.T. Phipps, author of Lucifer’s Star

"Michael’s writing evokes the horror of an all too realistic future, drawing you in and leaving you shuddering in the corner, fearful of what’s to come."

--Tim Marquitz, author of the Demon Squad

"A thrilling new Fahrenheit 451 for the 21st century"

--Javier Avila, award-winning author of Different